Saturday, 6 October 2018

Barbie fluffy jacket

I love the fluffy jackets that are so popular just now.  I found a small amount of cream fluffy yarn in my stash which was just right for this jacket.

Its a very easy pattern knit in garter stitch throughout (thats every row knit), with the sleeves knit first then the back and front in one piece.  The sleeves are joined in after the armhole shaping to knit the yoke.  There's only one small sleeve seam to sew.

The jacket will fit all barbie dolls.  My model is Curvy Fashionista Barbie

The trousers and top can be found on my site here
Trousers and top

























Materials:
Approx 20g of fluffy double knitting yarn, (I used Sirdar Snuggly snowflake in cream)
Needles size 4mm, 1 Small button
Tension:  26sts x  32 rows, using 3.75 needles, garter stitch over 4”

 


Sleeves (make 2)

Using 4mm needles cast on 16sts
Work 16 rows gs
Next row:  cast off 2sts at beginning of next 2 rows. (12sts)
Fasten off yarn and leave 12sts on holder

Main Body (worked in one piece to armhole) Top of sleeves are knit in with yoke

Using 4mm needles cast on 40sts
Work 25 rows gs
Next row:  (wrong side) k9, cast off 4sts, k14, cast off 4sts, k to end. do not fasten off yarn

Yoke

With right side facing, slip all sts onto left hand needle in following order:  9sts of left front, 12sts of sleeve, 14sts of back, 12sts of sleeve, then 9sts of right front. (56sts)

The next row begins at the right front, right side facing
Row 1:  k7, (k2tog) 2 times, k8 sts, (k2tog) 2 times, k10, (k2tog) 2 times, k8, k2tog) 2 times, k7   (48sts)
Row 2:  (wrong side) knit
Row 3:  k2tog, yf, (buttonhole) k4, (k2tog) 2 times, k6 sts, (k2tog) 2 times, k8, (k2tog) 2 times, k6, (k2tog) 2 times, k6    (40sts)
Row 4:  knit
Row 5:  k5, (k2tog) 2 times, k4sts, (k2tog) 2 times, k6, (k2tog) 2 times, k4, (k2tog) 2 times, k5    (32sts)
Row 6:  knit
Row 7:  k4, (k2tog) 2 times, k2, (k2tog) 2 times, k4, (k2tog) 2 times, k2, (k2tog) 2 times, k4   (24sts)
Work 12 rows in gs for collar.   Cast off loosely.

To Finish  

Join underarm and sleeve seams and fasten off ends.  Sew small button at front to correspond with buttonhole

Slip stitch centre of collar down at centre back